What is aquatic therapy?
Aquatic therapy is a type of physical therapy that takes place in water. Aquatic therapy is different than aquatic exercise because it is provided by a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Aquatic therapy is covered by many insurance plans.
Who benefits from aquatic therapy?
- Chronic pain
- Orthopedic injuries
- Joint replacements
- Muscle weakness
- Tight muscles
- Balance problems
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are sessions?
Aquatic therapy sessions are typically 30 minutes long.
Where is therapy performed?
Aquatic therapy is performed in the therapy pool at the Atchison Family YMCA.
What kind of equipment is used?
Our therapists use resistance bands, aquatic ankle weights, pool noodles, jets, etc.
Is the pool handicap accessible?
Yes, ramp accessibility allows for easy access in and out of the pool.
Where do I change my clothes?
Locker rooms are available.
Do I need to be able to swim?
You do not have to be a swimmer to participate in or benefit from aquatic therapy.
How to Make an Aquatic Therapy Appointment
Ask your primary care provider for a referral or call 913-360-5550 for more information.